Monday, November 23, 2020

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Top Illinois Stories

Union nursing home workers striking amid pandemic bad timing, policy expert says – Center Square

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See The List: Hundreds of Illinois Cities Still Eligible for COVID-19 Relief Money – A.P.

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Rise in COVID-19 statewide leading to alarming surge in nursing home cases and deaths, health officials say – Chicago Tribune

The devastating wave of deaths at nursing homes in the spring was blamed in part on a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as masks, gloves and gowns, along with a shortage of workers and a lack of COVID tests. Since then, health officials and facility administrators say they have worked to ensure a better supply of equipment and tests. Unfortunately, research by University of Chicago professor Tamara Konetzka found that the changes don’t appear to have stopped recent increases in COVID among the general population from spreading to nursing homes again.

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Madigan Declines To Step Aside Even After Allies Indicted, Calls For His Resignation – NPR IL

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More Highlighted Illinois Stories

Pritzker makes another plea for federal aid to help jobless before benefits end – Center Square

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Illinois hotels struggling more than some in neighboring states – Center Square

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Illinois preps for expected initial 400,000 doses of vaccine – News-Gazette

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Monday Marks Deadline for Illinois Facebook Users to File Claim for Payouts in $650M Settlement – NBC Chicago

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A Weakened Madigan Triggers A Legislative Power Vacuum – WBEZ

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University of Illinois unveils plan to crack down on anti-Semitism days after feds open investigation – College Fix

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‘We Won’t Survive It’: Struggling Illinois Restaurant Owner Left with No Choice but To Defy COVID Orders – Western Journal

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Jim Dey | Charges reveal how nervous ComEd execs groveled before Madigan – News-Gazette

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During The Pandemic, Who Owns A Nursing Home Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death – WBEZ

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Illinois has among best lung cancer survival rates in the nation, but room for improvement – Center Square

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24 COVID-19 deaths at LaSalle vets’ home launches first pandemic public oversight hearing in Illinois – Center Square

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Some Illinois counties vote to cut off Chicago, make new state – Center Square

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Illinois Governor Pritzker Snubs Lori Lightfoot’s “Do Not Travel” Advisory, May Leave Chicago For Thanksgiving – ZeroHedge

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Illinois Republicans, it’s time to show bold leadership for working families – Opinion – Chicago Sun-Times

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour: "Let’s be perfectly clear: The defeat of the progressive income tax is a repudiation of the entire political class. Voters in Illinois are tired of paying the price for the reckless spending of career politicians of both political parties.... We need a specific agenda for anti-corruption reform, pension reform, spending reform and tax reform. We need policies that are geared towards revitalizing both the inner city and rural areas that too often are neglected and left behind."

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Rock Island IL water plant employees concerned city will sell service and facility to private company – Quad-City Times

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Illinois cell phone taxes highest in nation – IL Policy

Nearly one-third of the cell phone bills in Illinois are taxes.

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Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database – Center Square

FILE - Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Department of Public Health, 1-30-2020 Ezike used the sudden change in available hospital beds earlier in the news conference to exhibit how quickly COVID-19 resource scarcity could hit the medical industry.

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John Kass: The governor born with a platinum spoon, and the restaurateurs losing everything – Chicago Tribune*

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With Revenue Projection Up, Illinois Still Faces Daunting Budget Challenges – Civic Committee

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State to Help 10,000 More Residents Pay Their Rent, Pritzker Announces – WTTW

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Rich Miller: No ‘common,’ ‘normal’ in indictment – Pantagraph

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Chicago State Professor Accused of Embezzling $650K From Student Organization – WTTW

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Illinois Democrats threaten Michael Madigan’s decades long hold on power – Politico

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Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves- Fox News

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Illinois COVID-19 Update: Tier 3 mitigations from Gov. Pritzker take effect; IL reports 13,012 new coronavirus cases, 126 deaths – ABC Chicago

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Illinois loses 1,100 jobs in October, unemployment rate falls largely from workers giving up – IL Policy

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Illinois Supreme Court strikes down city of Sparta’s policy on police citations – Capitol News IL

The state’s highest court has struck down a southern Illinois city’s policy that partly evaluates police officers on the number of citations officers issue, finding it violates an Illinois law prohibiting ticket quotas.

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Illinois pushes for digital equity with new broadband investments – Capitol News IL

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Illinois presidential electors urge GSA to recognize Biden, Harris – Capitol News IL

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Column: From Mailroom Clerk To Indicted Power Broker: A Clout Story – Patch Chicago

Mark Konkol: "To define Hooker by his connection to the ComEd scheme alone would sell short the clouted journey of a West Side nobody who became a trusted friend of the Chicago Democrat Machine's corrupt status quo."

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Top Chicago Area Stories

Cook County braces for ‘catastrophic’ wave of evictions, foreclosures in 2021 – Crain’s*

Moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures have prevented most people who’ve lost income during the pandemic from being displaced from their homes, but when those protections expire, a rush to the courts could be “catastrophic for Cook County renters and homeowners,” Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, said in a virtual press conference this morning.

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CPS reopening plan leaves out crucial players – Opinion – Crain’s*

Troy LaRaviere, president of the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association: Chicago Public Schools management has once again introduced a skeletal plan to reopen schools. The plan was contrived without the presence and participation of the teachers, support staff, engineers and principals who’d have to implement it. It’s as if they’re purposefully trying to create a plan that is less likely to succeed by creating it without the people who are critical to its success.

Can you imagine a hospital trying to figure out how to operate during the pandemic without the input of doctors and nurses?

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DuPage County, Chicago drivers facing new gas tax hikes – IL Policy

The same law that doubled Illinois’ gas tax is now being used by DuPage County and Chicago to fill revenue shortfalls from COVID-19.

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More Highlighted Chicago Area Stories

Obama, in surprise appearance, gives 105,000 CPS students free digital copies of ‘A Promised Land’ – Chicago Sun-Times*

Former President Barack Obama speaks to CPS students during a virtual assembly Monday. The 15-minute appearance marked the former president’s latest stop on his busy media blitz to promote the long-awaited, 768-page memoir.

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52 shot, 6 fatally in Chicago this weekend – Fox Chicago

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Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 50 shot, 5 fatally across city – ABC Chicago

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Chicago city Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin fires four employees, including chief of staff as part of office shake-up – Chicago Tribune*

It’s not unusual for elected officials to make staff changes but the decision to fire a handful of key staffers just before Thanksgiving raised eyebrows throughout City Hall. No full explanation given.

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Pandemic in Chicago: Why are more Black people dying of COVID-19? – Aljazeera

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Chicago Area Hospitals Worry About Growing Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations – CBS Chicago

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Cook County commercial real estate struggles with delinquent property tax payments during pandemic – ABC Chicago

The Treasurer's office typically deals with about $200 million in late payments at this time of the year, but this year they're waiting on $230 million.

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That Cook County Covid Adjusted Property Tax Value Won’t Save You Much – ChicagoNow

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Chicago taxpayers on the hook for extra $2 billion under Lightfoot plan – IL Policy

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Feds seek more than two years for ex-Ald. Vrdolyak, say he got $12 million from tobacco litigation – Chicago Sun-Times*

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Downtown sees rise in residents moving out, heading for suburbs or North Side neighborhoods – WGN

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Maine Township cuts pay, eliminates pensions for officials elected next spring – Chicago Tribune*

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South Loop research center finally gets big check from Pritzker – Crain’s*

After years of promises from two governors, the budding Discovery Partners Institute in the South Loop finally is getting the first installment of the state help needed for a project considered key to Chicago’s growth as a tech center.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that he has released $142 million for various university research projects, including $23.5 million for design of DPI’s 500,000-square-foot headquarters in the 78 development at Roosevelt Road and the Chicago River.

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South Suburban Homeowners Have Seen Staggering Property Tax Bill Increases, Officials And Resident Want To Know Why – CBS2 (Chicago)

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller said since 2000, property taxes have gone up a whopping 87 percent in her area, despite what many believe are actually declining property values. “It’s negatively impacting our district, because people are just walking away from property."

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Civic Federation Supports Cook County FY2021 Budget that Reflects Several Years of Foresighted Work – Civic Federation

"The County has been able to balance its budget this year through a combination of federal revenues, vacant-position eliminations, health system layoffs and reserves set aside in prior years."

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60 Protesters Sue City, Alleging Chicago Police Abused Them ‘Without Justification’ At Summer Protests – Block Club Chicago

The lawsuit includes graphic photos and video screenshots of the alleged abuse. A city spokesperson said "these are allegations at this stage and not proof."

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $12.8 Billion Spending Plan For 2021 Easily Clears Budget Committee, Paving Way For Full City Council Approval – CBS2 (Chicago)

The mayor’s $12.8 billion spending plan sailed through the Budget Committee on a 26-8 vote after Lightfoot agreed to remove plans for 350 layoffs. Lightfoot’s budget team also agreed to scale back plans to require furlough days for non-union employees.

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A West Side School Let Students Opt In To Hybrid Learning. They’re Outperforming Online-Only Students, Leaders Say – Block Club Chicago

“There’s just no substitution from being in a class where you’re able to get feedback from a teacher right in the moment. That’s much more difficult to do in a Zoom call,” the school's academic director said. “We’ve learned that you can do a hybrid model and keep people safe. We’re strict about it.”

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Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories – ProPublica Illinois

"Here in the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, and in places like it throughout the country, Guatemalan teenagers like Garcia spend their days in class learning English and algebra and chemistry. At night, while their classmates sleep, they work to pay debts to smugglers and sponsors, to contribute to rent and bills, to buy groceries and sneakers, and to send money home to the parents and siblings they left behind."

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Editorial: Budget dealmaking gets ugly at City Hall – Crain’s*

In a Nov. 11 conference call with the City Council's Black Caucus, for instance, the mayor threatened to play hardball when choosing projects in her $3.7 billion capital plan. The message was, if you don't support my budget, your ward won't be prioritized. Or, to put it another way: "Don't come to me for shit for the next three years" if you don't support the budget, several aldermen recalled her saying.

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Chicago’s $3.9 billion bond plans advance to the City Council – The Bond Buyer

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Aldermen OK Plan to Borrow $1.4B, Green Light 5-Year Infrastructure Plan – WTTW (Chicago)

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th Ward) said the capital improvement plan helped smooth the 2021’s budget rocky passage to approval. “The capital improvement thing wasn’t even there at first, and the mayor and the administration brought that up to satisfy us, to allow us to be able to bring something back to our community and make some improvements, and hopefully be able to bring up property values in our community with infrastructure in those communities."

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CPS plans to regularly test staff for COVID-19 after schools reopen – Chicago Sun-Times*

Dr. Marielle Fricchione, medical director in CDPH’s COVID bureau, said schools would not reopen in January if the level of spread the city is seeing today continues.

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Editorial: The dead end of ‘progressive’ taxation in Chicago – Chicago Tribune*

"But the employee tax proposal keeps coming back, year after year, from progressive aldermen who say it would get big retailers to pay their 'fair share.'...The logic is backward, however. Progressives who claim to want to lift struggling neighborhoods are the same aldermen who keep introducing job-killing proposals that perpetuate the exodus of employers from those same neighborhoods."

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Lightfoot defends CPS return to in-person learning as COVID-19 cases spike – WGNTV (Chicago)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said studies from across the world and in other districts in the state show schools are safe if proper mitigation measures are followed.

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Lightfoot’s Plan to Hike Property Taxes by $93.9M Clears Key Hurdle – WTTW (Chicago)

The Finance Committee advanced the mayor’s $12.8 billion spending plan to the full City Council for a final vote Monday. Ald. George Cardenas (12th Ward) set the tone for what is sure to end up as the most divided City Council vote in Chicago history: “I’d rather face the music now. Years from now, it just gets harder.”

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Property taxes increased three times the cost of living while residents sat on the voting sidelines, according to new report – Center Square

In Chicago, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot just proposed another property tax increase, taxes over the last 20 years have increased even more, to 115 percent.

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Downtown Chicago apartment market falls further, but suburbs stay strong – Crain’s

The downtown occupancy rate fell to 87.1 percent in the third quarter, down from 93.8 percent a year earlier, according to the Chicago office of Integra Realty Resources, a consulting and appraisal firm. The rate has never been that low in the 22 years since the firm’s executives began tracking the downtown market. But the suburban apartment occupancy rate rose to 95.3 percent in the third quarter, up from 95.1 percent in the second quarter and 95.0 percent a year earlier, according to Integra.

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Turmoil at Chicago teachers’ pension fund involves top staffers – Crain’s

About half the leadership of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund says it has suffered mistreatment by a few of the trustees, and fighting continues over whether complaints are being properly heard.

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The post-covid office – The Business Journals

Office vacancy in Chicago's central business district rose to 15.4%, the highest rate in nine years, according to data reported in October from real estate services firm CBRE. And vacancy is expected to rise as the pandemic endures and office patterns continue to change.

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Wirepoints Commentary and Research

The right COVID policy for Illinois? Obsess about the elderly and infirm. – Wirepoints

The strategy of shutting much of the state down – from lockdowns to school closings – has done far more harm than good, in part because it’s taken health officials’ eyes off of the elderly and the infirm.

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Illinois’ COVID-19 data: Daily update for November 24, 2020 – Wirepoints

Daily COVID-19 data update for November 24, 2020.

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Support for school reopenings grows across the political spectrum – Wirepoints Quicktake

While school openings have become heavily politicized in recent weeks, the good news is that more experts on all sides agree schools should strive to reopen and stay open.

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Public safety payrolls or pensions? Illinois cities’ impossible choice. – Wirepoints

Mamie Cosey and her family are victims of a growing malaise impacting cities across Illinois, where residents are taxed out, services are being slashed, police and firefighters are losing their jobs, and public pensioners are losing their retirement security. A recent law that garnishes city tax revenues to pay for pensions is making things worse.

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Will COVID-19 lead to “pension intercepts” and cuts to core city services across Illinois? – Wirepoints Special Report

Wirepoints found that 351 of Illinois’ 643 downstate public safety pension funds did not receive their full contributions in FY 2019. Without pension reform, local funds will either end up closer to insolvency, or city services will go unfunded in an attempt to keep failing public safety pensions afloat.

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Cloak Lifted on Chicago’s Latest Financial Can-Kick: $2 Billion Cost For Taxpayers – Wirepoints

Props to the reporters who pestered the city into finally coming clean.

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Every Illinois school parent, teacher should know these COVID-19 facts – Wirepoints

Many Illinois school districts are reverting fully to online-learning due to the jump in COVID-19 cases, but another set of numbers argue that schools should stay open – and in fact, open even more. The survival rates since the beginning of the pandemic for those 20 years and younger is 99.99%.

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“The ratings agencies are set to downgrade Illinois to junk if they don’t see a plan.” – Ted on with Tom Miller on Newsradio WJPF

Ted was on with Tom Miller this week talking about the state of Illinois' fiscal crisis now that the progressive tax failed and a federal bailout seems less likely. The rundown: Illinois has $7 billion in unpaid bills, a budget $6 billion in the red, 5-year projected deficits of $4 billion each year, over $300 billion in state retirement debts and the state is rated just one notch from junk status.

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Lightfoot Caves On Paltry Union Layoffs, Illustrating Multiple Vices In Chicago Finance – Wirepoints

Stay stoned, Chicago. The tax hikes will be painless.

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Updated 5-Year Budget Deficit Estimates From Illinois Governor’s Budget Office – Wirepoints

The revised cash-based deficit projection for the current year is $3.9 billion, but with a total bill backlog of $10.2 billion remaining at the end of the year.

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Political Indoctrination In Illinois Schools Would Be Mandatory Under Pending Rule – Wirepoints

Make no mistake. The pending rule would be another major step in the conversion of education into state-controlled autocracy. It is a direct assault on free society.

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“Illinois’ collapsing COVID fatality rates show we can have our schools reopen safely and responsibly.” – Ted on AM 560’s Chicago’s Morning Answer

Ted was on with Amy Jacobson and Paul Vallas talking about the collapse in the state's case fatality rates. Illinois' COVID crisis is still centered in retirement homes. Over 40% of all deaths between September and November were linked to Long-Term Care facilities.

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Flashback to tragicomedy as ‘critical juncture’ again used to describe Illinois financial condition – Quicktake

Say, haven’t we heard that “critical juncture” thing before?

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Wirepoints Original Stories

The right COVID policy for Illinois? Obsess about the elderly and infirm. – Wirepoints

The strategy of shutting much of the state down – from lockdowns to school closings – has done far more harm than good, in part because it’s taken health officials’ eyes off of the elderly and the infirm.

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Illinois’ COVID-19 data: Daily update for November 24, 2020 – Wirepoints

Daily COVID-19 data update for November 24, 2020.

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Support for school reopenings grows across the political spectrum – Wirepoints Quicktake

While school openings have become heavily politicized in recent weeks, the good news is that more experts on all sides agree schools should strive to reopen and stay open.

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Top Illinois Stories

Union nursing home workers striking amid pandemic bad timing, policy expert says – Center Square

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See The List: Hundreds of Illinois Cities Still Eligible for COVID-19 Relief Money – A.P.

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Rise in COVID-19 statewide leading to alarming surge in nursing home cases and deaths, health officials say – Chicago Tribune

The devastating wave of deaths at nursing homes in the spring was blamed in part on a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as masks, gloves and gowns, along with a shortage of workers and a lack of COVID tests. Since then, health officials and facility administrators say they have worked to ensure a better supply of equipment and tests. Unfortunately, research by University of Chicago professor Tamara Konetzka found that the changes don’t appear to have stopped recent increases in COVID among the general population from spreading to nursing homes again.

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Madigan Declines To Step Aside Even After Allies Indicted, Calls For His Resignation – NPR IL

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Other Illinois News

Pritzker makes another plea for federal aid to help jobless before benefits end – Center Square

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Illinois hotels struggling more than some in neighboring states – Center Square

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Illinois preps for expected initial 400,000 doses of vaccine – News-Gazette

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Monday Marks Deadline for Illinois Facebook Users to File Claim for Payouts in $650M Settlement – NBC Chicago

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A Weakened Madigan Triggers A Legislative Power Vacuum – WBEZ

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Top Chicago Stories

Cook County braces for ‘catastrophic’ wave of evictions, foreclosures in 2021 – Crain’s*

Moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures have prevented most people who’ve lost income during the pandemic from being displaced from their homes, but when those protections expire, a rush to the courts could be “catastrophic for Cook County renters and homeowners,” Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, said in a virtual press conference this morning.

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CPS reopening plan leaves out crucial players – Opinion – Crain’s*

Troy LaRaviere, president of the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association: Chicago Public Schools management has once again introduced a skeletal plan to reopen schools. The plan was contrived without the presence and participation of the teachers, support staff, engineers and principals who’d have to implement it. It’s as if they’re purposefully trying to create a plan that is less likely to succeed by creating it without the people who are critical to its success.

Can you imagine a hospital trying to figure out how to operate during the pandemic without the input of doctors and nurses?

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DuPage County, Chicago drivers facing new gas tax hikes – IL Policy

The same law that doubled Illinois’ gas tax is now being used by DuPage County and Chicago to fill revenue shortfalls from COVID-19.

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Other Chicago News

Obama, in surprise appearance, gives 105,000 CPS students free digital copies of ‘A Promised Land’ – Chicago Sun-Times*

Former President Barack Obama speaks to CPS students during a virtual assembly Monday. The 15-minute appearance marked the former president’s latest stop on his busy media blitz to promote the long-awaited, 768-page memoir.

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52 shot, 6 fatally in Chicago this weekend – Fox Chicago

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Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 50 shot, 5 fatally across city – ABC Chicago

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Chicago city Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin fires four employees, including chief of staff as part of office shake-up – Chicago Tribune*

It’s not unusual for elected officials to make staff changes but the decision to fire a handful of key staffers just before Thanksgiving raised eyebrows throughout City Hall. No full explanation given.

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Pandemic in Chicago: Why are more Black people dying of COVID-19? – Aljazeera

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